The Winter Preview is here. With the winter holiday I had a few hours to seat and consider what is an expansive list of upcoming Crime Fiction releases. There are a good number of books to get excited about this quarter.
The Hungry Detective encourages you to buy these books when they appear at local bookstore. (Seriously Amazon..... just awful.). Happy Holidays to everyone. Be safe, and read!
SLASH AND BURN - Colin Cotterill - Out Now
One of these days I'll write a post about all the authors I have always wanted to read. Mr. Cotterill would be near the top of that list.
THE LEOPARD - Jo Nesbo - Out Now
While we all wait for the eventual release of Book 4 of Blomkvist and Salander, publishing is pushing Mr. Nesbo with unrestrained abandon. Plus the name. Harry Hole. I. Mean. Come. On.
I read the first book in this series. I skipped the second due to my court mandated restraining order to not read any thrillers.
AGENT 6 - Tom Rob Smith - January 5
CHILD 44 made a gigantic splash a few years back. I never caught up with the second, THE SECRET SPEECH. I love the Soviet era setting, but found little else compelling about CHILD 44. Release is January 5th, but I saw this on the shelf yesterday.
THE COLD, COLD GROUND Adrian McKinty - January 5
A UK only release, or I guess I should say this book is not being released in the US due to shortsighted US publishers. Sigh. Looking forward to receiving this book via as yet to be determined UK book purveyor.
RAYLAN - Elmore Leonard - January 17
I have friends that swear by the FX show Justified, including my mother. I am possibly the only Crime Fiction enthusiast who has never felt all that compelled to at the very least read the highlights of Mr. Leonard's expansive canon.
WHAT IT WAS - George Pelecanos - January 23
Is there any better chronicler of a city than what Mr. Pelecanos has done with Washington DC? The Hungry Detective assures you that the answers is no. I should point out that right now (12/17) the Kindle is .99!
TAKEN - Robert Crais - January 24
I've enjoyed the Pike books greatly but Elvis is always good for some morally conflicted laughs. TAKEN looks be to a hybrid. Half Cole/Pike. Half Pike/Cole.
TRIAL OF THE SPELLMANS - Lisa Lutz - Feb 28
I was under the impression that we had seen the last of those wacky Spellman's. I guess I was wrong.
AN AMERICAN SPY - Olen Steinhauer - March 13
How long do I have to wait for this book. Hrumpf. Too long. The first two books in the Milo Weaver series are easily in the top five or ten things I have read in the last three years.
THE CONFESSION - Charles Todd; THE RETRIBUTION - Val McDermid; BREAKDOWN - Sara Paretsky; THE JAGUAR - T. Jefferson Parker; The Rope - Nevada Barr; ALL I DID WAS SHOOT MY MAN - Walter Mosely; THE FEAR INDEX - Robert Harris; WILD THING - Josh Bazell; THE COMEDY IS FINISHED - Donald E. Westlake; CHASING MIDNIGHT - Randy Wayne White; RIZZO'S DAUGHTER - Lou Manfredo; THE GIRL NEXT DOOR - Brad Parks; STAY CLOSE - Harlan Coben; FORCE OF NATURE - C.J. Box